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    1. Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      Colorado SBDC to hold Northern Colorado Women’s Conference in Greeley

      The Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting the third annual Northern Colorado Women’s Conference on Oct. 18 in Greeley. The event, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Park, will include breakout sessions on employee retention, marketing, donor relations and a keynote speech from Wende Curtis, owner of ComedyWorks.

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    2. St. Vrain innovation center to host open house

      St. Vrain innovation center to host open house

      The St. Vrain Valley School District will celebrate the opening of its new innovation center at an event 1 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. The school is located at 33 Quail Road in southeast Longmont. The innovation center, a 50,000-square-foot facility that opened this year, was built using 2016 bond-issue money. It uses a curriculum that helps students apply knowledge to multiple emerging technological fields.

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    3. Sphero releases new educational toy called BOLT

      Sphero releases new educational toy called BOLT

      Sphero Inc., the company that builds robots such as the BB-8 droid used in Star Wars movies, has launched a new robotic ball it is calling BOLT. The device is intended as an educational tool and comes equipped with the Sphero Edu application. It will help users dig deeper into science and technology, according to information supplied by the company and reported by the Daily Camera. The company said BOLT is suitable for all ages and knowledge levels. It sells for $149.99.

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    4. CU Boulder sponsored research sets record

      CU Boulder sponsored research sets record

      Sponsored research funding at the University of Colorado Boulder reached a record-breaking $511.1 million in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, topping the $507.9 million recorded the prior year. Numbers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year are preliminary, with final numbers expected later this year. The CU system as a whole also saw record levels of research funding, bringing in $1.053 billion in 2017-18.

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    5. Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      Fintech startup CULedger raises $8.5M

      A startup that provides distributed-ledger technology for credit unions has raised $8.5 million. The Denver Business Journal reports that CULedger, based in Denver, has raised the funds out of a Series A funding-round target of $10 million. CULedger includes as an investor Credit Union Strategic Partners, a for-profit subsidiary of Mountain West Credit Union Association. CULedger spun out of Credit Union National Association in June 2017.

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    6. Time running out on atomic-clock station in Fort Collins

      Time running out on atomic-clock station in Fort Collins

      The National Institute for Standards & Technology based in Boulder may close its time-signal radio station in Fort Collins that broadcasts time and frequency information from its atomic clock in Boulder as part of agency-wide  proposed budget cuts. President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for NIST proposes to cut the agency’s budget from its fiscal year 2017 enacted level of $954 million to $629 million, a 34 percent decrease.

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    7. Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      Organizations pair up to teach tech skills

      High school and middle school students in the Boulder area will compete today and Tuesday to build the best computer apps. Tata Consultancy Services, a global information technology services company, is hosting a program it calls goIT, which it describes as an app design camp where student participants design apps for mobile devices. The goIT workshop is intended to help students engage in computational thinking and develop STEM skills.

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    8. Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Denver-based Galvanize raises $43.3M

      Galvanize, the Denver-based company that provides technology education and startup resources, has raised $43.3 million. BusinessDen reports that Galvanize reported the fundings in a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The funds included $32 million in Series C funding, plus a convertible note. Some of the funds will be used to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based coding school.

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    9. Zayo completes fiber route between Dallas, Los Angeles

      Zayo completes fiber route between Dallas, Los Angeles

      Zayo Group has completed a long-haul dark-fiber rout between Dallas and Los Angeles, enabling diverse connectivity between major West Coast data center markets to Dallas, one of the largest data center and interconnection markets in the United States. Zayo began development of the 2,000-mile route in 2015, which included upgrades and new construction.

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    10. Cyber-security startup hires Greene as chief executive

      Cyber-security startup hires Greene as chief executive

      PasswordPing Ltd., a Boulder-based cyber-security startup that screens online accounts for compromised credentials, has hired Michael Greene as CEO. Mike C. Wilson, who has served as CEO since founding the company in 2016, will take the role of chief technology officer. Greene will focus on the business side of the organization in conjunction with chief operating officer, Joshua Horwitz, according to a company press release.

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    11. Catalyze CU accelerator concludes summer cohort

      Catalyze CU accelerator concludes summer cohort

      Catalyze CU, a 10-week, summer startup accelerator designed for University of Colorado students, faculty, and staff, concluded its 2018 cohort by hosting its fifth annual Demo Day this week. This year’s cohort focused on a range of technologies and products in areas such as smart home technology, natural foods, STEM and agriculture tech, among others.

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    12. Boulder-based ColdQuanta raises $6.75M in seed round

      Boulder-based ColdQuanta raises $6.75M in seed round

      ColdQuanta Inc., a Boulder-based firm that is developing products based on quantum technology, has raised a seed-funding round of $6.75 million led by Maverick Ventures in San Francisco, with participation from Global Frontier Investments LLC in Sausalito, Calif. The funding will be used to help commercialize ColdQuanta’s products in the areas of communications, computing, timekeeping and navigation.

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    13. Ohio-based tech firm Vertiv opening office, hiring in Loveland

      Ohio-based tech firm Vertiv opening office, hiring in Loveland

      Columbus, Ohio-based Vertiv on Tuesday said it will employ 100 data scientists, software developers and other professionals at a new office in Loveland. Vertiv, a provider of equipment and services for data centers, will lease a 19,000-square-foot, one-floor office space from Loveland-based McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc. at 1880 Fall River Drive in Centerra, a 3,000-acre master-planned community being developed by McWhinney.

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    14. Galvanize, Colorado Technology Association award scholarship

      DENVER — Galvanize and the Colorado Technology Association have awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the Galvanize Web Development Immersive in Denver. The program enables women of all professional backgrounds to transform their career through a six-month immersive program in software development. The scholarship was awarded to Sonja Chacon, a marketing professional who has worked in the travel industry for six years.

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    15. Massachusetts company buys Boulder-based optics firm

      BOULDER — Research Electro Optics Inc., a Boulder-based optics company, has been acquired by Excelitas Technologies Corp., a photonics company based in Waltham, Mass. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Research Electro Optics manufactures high-precision optical components, optical thin-film coatings, and optical subassemblies, as well as high-performance HeNe lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications across a wide range of market sectors.

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    16. Ball creates aerial methane sensing technology

      Ball creates aerial methane sensing technology

      BOULDER — Ball Aerospace based in Boulder has demonstrated technology that can detect methane emissions remotely using piloted aircraft. The technology has applications in the oil and gas industry. Working with Stanford University and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Mobile Monitoring Challenge, Ball has produced a high-resolution, geo-referenced image of simulated methane leaks in near real-time.

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